Tag Archives: County Hall

County Hall opening hours

In a change to previous years, the reception at County Hall in Taunton will be closed from Monday 24 December until Sunday 30 December. The building will reopen as normal on Monday 31 December and close again on Tuesday 1 January. It will then be business as usual from Wednesday 2 January. You can still […]

Changes to County Hall reception

From next month, if you’re visiting County Hall in Taunton you’ll need to head to the reception area in the historic A-Block. From Monday 3 October, Somerset County Council is re-opening the front doors of the Grade II listed A-Block and closing the B-Block and C-Block reception desks to the public. The B-Block reception desk […]

Altruistic abseilers raise funds for Chairman’s Charities

Altruistic abseilers raised more than £3,000 for good causes by propelling themselves from the dizzying heights of one of Taunton’s tallest buildings last week. More than 50 people went ‘over the top’ of County Hall’s seven-storey C-Block on Friday and Saturday, taking part in the charity abseil organised by Somerset County Council Chairman, Christine Lawrence. […]

Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The official Armed Forces Day flag will be flying all week outside County Hall in Taunton to honour serving troops, families, veterans and cadets. Cllr Christine Lawrence, the Chairman of Somerset County Council, raised the flag earlier today at the start of celebrations in the build-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June. Cllr […]

Somerset flies the flag for the Commonwealth

County Hall in Taunton today joined locations as far and wide as Antarctica and Tristan Da Cunha in flying the flag for Commonwealth Day. Cllr John Denbee, the Vice-Chairman of Somerset County Council, was assisted by Kane Clarke, Shannon Stacey and Isaac Young – three apprentices from County Hall – in raising the Commonwealth Flag. […]

We want you to help us decide

Somerset County Council is looking for a person to join the Joint Independent Remuneration Panel that advises the County Council and West Somerset, Taunton Deane and Mendip Councils on the payment of allowances to their councillors. To be eligible to join the Panel you must: Be a Somerset resident Be interested in public services Have […]

Flying the Flag for the Commonwealth

The Chairman of Somerset County Council joined Her Majesty the Queen and hundreds of local authorities and community groups to mark Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth Day today. Cllr David Fothergill was assisted by local members of West Monkton Scout Group and Ruishton Guides in raising the Commonwealth Flag outside County Hall in Taunton. […]